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Thomas Richard Williams (1825-71)

Queen Victoria meeting wounded Crimean War veterans in the gardens of Buckingham Palace 9 - 9 Jul 1855

Wet collodion negative | 12.0 x 16.1 cm (whole object) | RCIN 2082980

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4 ¾" x 6.5" glass plate negative showing Queen Victoria meeting wounded Crimean War veterans in the gardens of Buckingham Palace. The Queen and members of the Royal family are standing in a small group to the left with a number of the veterans. The other soldiers, around fifty in total, are seated on benches in a semi circle around the Royal party. There is a large tree to the left and Buckingham Palace can be seen behind.

Throughout the war Queen Victoria had taken an active interest in the welfare of the troops and on their return to Britain she met a number of the wounded veterans at Buckingham Palace and at the military hospital at Chatham.

The glass plate negative has been photographed showing the coated side and therefore the image appears laterally reversed. Prints from this negative exist in the Collection (e.g. RCIN 2500174).

  • Creator(s)

    Thomas Richard Williams (1825-71) (photographer)

    Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)
    Prince Albert, Prince Consort (1819-61)
  • 12.0 x 16.1 cm (whole object)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

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        • photographs
          • negatives
            • glass plate negatives
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Costume
            • Uniforms
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    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Greater London [England]
              • London [Greater London]
                • City of Westminster [London]
                  • Buckingham Palace
                    • Buckingham Palace Gardens
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      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)
                • Crimean campaign (Crimean War)